View Full Version : [ubuntu] Gateway M-1631u Ubuntu 9.04 Install

August 15th, 2009, 07:08 PM
I just purchased a new Gateway M-1631u laptop and installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it. It was not a good experience.

I would not recommend this computer for an ubuntu 9.04 install at this time.

The problems I ran into were:

No matter what level of effects for the desktop selected their was a constant issue with video flashing and corruption when you accessed menus. The ATI drivers did not seem to work right.

Suspend and Hibernate did not work correctly. I was not able to wake my computer if it was placed into any of these modes.

Battery life was cut down to 1.5 hours. In Vista I could get over 3 hours of battery life. The cooling fan had to run all the time to keep the computer cool under ubuntu linux.

Their were also issues with sound level and no sound over the HDMI port.

November 9th, 2009, 03:03 PM
I have my 1631U running dual Vista and Ubuntu 9.04, with a VirtualBox within Vista running Karmic, and it works perfectly.

I do agree with the issues on the battery life, but I also understand that the Compiz effects are somewhat buggy.